King Charles III has asked for another week of royal mourning after the Queen’s funeral.
Buckingham Palace has said it is the King’s wish that a period of royal mourning be observed between now and seven days after the Queen’s funeral.
The statement said the date of the funeral would be confirmed in due course.
Meanwhile the Royal residences will be closed until after the Queen’s funeral.
In his first statement after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles said: “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
Buckingham Palace says it is the King’s wish that a period of royal mourning be observed from now until seven days after the Queen’s funeral, adding that the date of the funeral will be confirmed in due course.
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“We deeply mourn the passing of a cherished sovereign and a beloved mother.
“I know her loss will be felt deeply across the country, in the rich and in the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
“During this time of sorrow and change, my family and I are comforted and strengthened by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection that the Queen extended so widely.”
Queen Elizabeth II dies at the age of 96
The Queen died on Thursday aged 96, Buckingham Palace confirmed.
A statement confirming the news read: “The Queen died peacefully in Balmoral this afternoon.
“The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.”
Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926 during the reign of her paternal grandfather, King George V, and was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
The nation’s longest-reigning monarch celebrated her historic platinum jubilee of 70 years on the throne on February 6.
Their reign extends from the post-war years through a new millennium to a radically changed 21st century.
Her time on the throne has seen 15 prime ministers, from World War II leader Sir Winston Churchill to Liz Truss.
She is survived by her four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/21252924.king-charles-iii-wishes-17-days-mourning-queen-elizabeth-iis-death/?ref=rss King Charles III wishes ’17 days of mourning’ after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.